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post #1 of 48 (permalink) Old 04-08-2014, 05:23 PM Thread Starter
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Default Would you buy a Cross Country Tour again?

I hope to buy a new Cross Country Tour in the next few weeks. At the motorcycle show in Chicago in February I sat on and tried to get a feel for several full-dress tourers, and of all the bikes I looked at, the Victory Cross Country Tour was my favorite. As soon as the weather is cooperative, I will be trying to arrange a demo ride at one of the dealers near me, as well as a demo ride on a Honda Goldwing, and possibly a Harley Utra Glide Limited. I know HD riders often will not consider buying any other brand, and Goldwing riders also seem totally loyal to Goldwings. I wondered how Victory Cross Country riders feel about their bikes. And the best test to me is if the rider would buy the same bike again if they had the chance to buy a new bike, or would they go to some other bike (and why). I'm hoping to get some help from folks on this forum to help me make my decision.
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post #2 of 48 (permalink) Old 04-08-2014, 05:25 PM
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Literally...IN A HEARTBEAT!! And I have owned my for 2 years...In a heartbeat, nuff said!

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Without a doubt I'd do it again 14 months later! Love my CCT!

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Welcome Vito and glad your asking questions on comparisons. The difference is well beyond the seat and fit. In maintenance costs alone the Vic or GW I believe beat the HD but if your wanting bling maybe the HD is the ride. Comparing the GW to the XCT is tough. Fixed fairing to fork mounted, 5spd to 6spd, ,twin to silence. I ride with several GW and from the power plant side we have many more customizing options if that's your thing but turn key torque,silence the GW. The GW is a higher sitting ride I thought when comparing the XCT.

If I was going to buy a fork mounted fairing it is hands down the XCT, fixed fairing vision or BMW but if I wanted set it and forget it cruising I might go GW but again you seem to sit on it. The XCT and Vision you feel part of it. Didn't get that on the Glide either.

I'm stuck on power plant maint and hands down Vic takes it.

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2.5 years and 60,000 miles I'll buy another.
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Make that a HELL Yes... I am hoping to cross the One Million Miles ridden mark on mine.. :^)

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Only 945 miles in 2.5 months, but absoF'ingLutely! Unless something amazing crosses my path in the next 5 years, the replacement will be another XCT!

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XCT pulled wife and me off a Goldwing. Wing was great but didn't fit me well.
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Bought my new 2012 CCT in May of 2013. With only 14,600 on it so far, I'd buy another in an instant if anything happened to this one. I came from years of riding a Valkyrie Interstate and decades on various Moto Guzzi models. I enjoyed the big Valkyries but nothing compared to the comfort and power of the CCT. The lack of leg room on the Valkyrie and the Moto Guzzi kept me cramped while the legroom on the CCT is fantastic.

I don't want for any of my previous bikes. Especially after a trip to The Vic Shop. The comfort on the CTT is without equal.

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